Winning Bid: $10,000
Rare Frederick Carder Steuben Blue Intarsia Vase:
Rare Frederick Blue Intarsia vase with blue foot. c. 1930
Blown glass by master Johnny Jansson, gaffer.
Shape #7050 or variant, p. 7050.
Cased, cut lead glass.
â€œFredâ€™k Carder” engraved facsimile signature on lower side.
From the collection of â€œCalcite Charlie” Charles Potter. The most glamorous and successful of the salesmen was Charles Potter, who came to the Steuben Glass Works in about 1906 or 1907 and continued to be Carderâ€™s ace representative until about 1932. A tall, lithe man, Potter had a handsome aquiline nose, enhanced in his later years by an elegant pince-nez. With his expensively tailored clothes, courtly manners, and charming personality, he became known as the â€˜man who kept Steuben running.â€™ So large were is sales of Calcite glass lamps and shades when these were introduced about 1915 that customers and competitors alike affectionately dubbed him â€˜Calcite Charlie.â€™ P. 33 Gardner.
See similar shape and color at Fig. 8.22 p. 186 of Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass by Thomas P. Dimitroff. Same #7060 shape with round foot and black at Fig. 4.80 p. 73.
Similar shape and size shown at Plate XX, bottom right, of The Glass of Frederick Carder by Paul V. Gardner.
See p. 305 of Dimitroff with Blue Prints of Intarsia (top right)
Estate of Mr. and Ms. Alan Shovers
Acquired 7/30/05 from Darwin Klinetob of Houston Texas
DIMENSIONS: H: 20″ W: 24″.
CONDITION: Vintage condition. Normal signs of age. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS 305-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.